The incredible changes in appliances
20 years ago there were four major brands of appliances, Maytag, Whirlpool. GE and Frigidaire (yes, Kitchen Aid, Amana, Jen Air, Magic Chef, and a few other names were around but none of those brands carried the full slate of appliances). Each of the four major brands had one basic design in current production for each product category. Each brand had been making the same product design for many years. For instance Maytag made its Dependable Care washer for more than 50 years. In fact they built their reputation on the “Old Lonely” repair man. General Electric had one dishwasher design with more and less features at different price points but the products were basically the same as one another. And then one day everything changed!